Child Support - Support for children over the age of 18?
Many children are still financially dependent upon their parents after the end of their secondary schooling.
A parent can ask a Court to make a “maintenance” order for a child over the age of 18 if the child has special needs relating to education or training, or a disability. The Court looks at the needs of the child and the capacity of the child and each parent to meet the child’s needs.
An agreement about maintenance for a child over the age of 18 can be documented in a consent order, which is binding and enforceable, or in a Parenting Plan which is not enforceable.